Parachute is a celebration of imagination.
It is also a gentle story about fears, childhood, growth and change.
This is the third time that Parker & Ottley have worked on a picture book together (Tree and No Kind of Superman).
I've had a thing for Matt Ottley's illustrations ever since Sailing Home with Colin Thompson (I really must review this book one day!)
Like Sailing Home, Parachute glories in the impossible becoming possible and the unusual becoming reality.
With a riot of colour and flights of fancy, Ottley adds humour and daring to Parker's evocative text.
Parachute has been shortlisted for picture book of the year in this years's CBCA awards.